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Lunch Box Letters

Writing Notes of Love and Encouragement to Your Children

by Carol Sperandeo & Bill Zimmerman

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list price: $12.95
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published: March 2019
ISBN:9780228101734
publisher: Firefly Books
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"Sperandeo and Zimmerman make a good case for written communication with the young people in your life and how to act on it. It's advice that literary-minded parents will take to heart."
-- January Magazine

Today, children grow up in a fast-changing world while parents struggle to find ways to communicate with them and to show just how much they care. Lunch Box Letters, created by two parents who wrote notes to their children regularly and were greatly encouraged by the results, presents a proven method of staying in touch with children who, after all, just want to hear their parent's voice -- to know that someone cares enough to write a few words for them to read in the middle of the day.

The authors provide sample letters to show how simple these little notes are to write -- and how important they are to both parent and child. The colorful notes can be put in lunch boxes or backpacks before school to be opened later in the day. They can be left under the pillow of a sleeping child, slipped under a bedroom door, given to celebrate a special occasion or even posted on the refrigerator door. They can also be written and mailed by grandparents, aunts and uncles, and godparents.

Lunch Box Letters contains 100 sheets of colorful notepaper, ready to tear out and use. Just add a few words and tuck the letter into the child's lunch box or backpack. With this book as a guide, it takes no time at all to write a letter. Yet the benefits will last a lifetime.

 

Contributor Notes

Carol Sperandeo is a mother who runs a family business with her husband and son. She live in Ontario, Canada.

Bill Zimmerman is a father and a journalist whose work has been nominated for a Pulitzer Prize. He is the author of many books and is the creator of makebeliefscomix.com, where he encourages kids, parents and teachers alike to harness the power of self-expression through the act of writing. He lives in New York City.

 

Editorial Reviews

[Review of previous edition:] Children are subjected to great stress and anxiety while growing up in a dangerous and fast changing world. Parents struggle too, especially to find ways to communicate with their children and to show how much they care. This practical and valuable little book presents a proven method of staying in touch with your children throughout their school years. "Lunch Box Letters" is the result of the experience of two parents who--separately--wrote notes to their children on a regular basis and were immensely encouraged, by the results. Now they show how you can use their successful method to communicate with your own kids.... They will be thrilled. And you'll find that with this book to help you, the message takes almost no time at all.

— Heart to Heart.com

[Review of previous edition:] A small-format paperback treasure.

— Fresno Bee

Give your child a boost midway through her day... Contains 100 different tear-out notes like 'Have an awesome day!' and 'Keep smiling, because..." with room for you to write, plus a joke or riddle so your kid and her friends can LOL at lunchtime.

— Parents Magazine

[Review of previous edition:] A nifty little book to help moms and dads connect with their offspring.

— Edmonton Sun

[Review of previous edition:] A sweet book.

— Tampa Bay Family

[Review of previous edition:] Certain to put a smile on the face of the kids in your life.

— San Diego Family

While Lunch Box Letters from Firefly Books doesn't make lunch making easier, it may bring a bit of joy to the maker (me) and the receiver... These colourful notes, decorated with cartoon drawings, have perforated edges so they tear out easier. They also have a prompt on the top of the page to make writing easier.

— BookTime

[Review of previous edition:] Though Lunch Box Letters includes 75 two-sided and brightly printed tear-out notes ready for your own note to your child, in this case the message really is more important than the medium. Sperandeo and Zimmerman's thoughts on making lunch box letters--or any other kind--work for you is by far the most valuable part of the book.... This book is intended to be used cover-to-cover. Don't simply give in to the temptation to pull one of the perforated letters out and start scribbling. Sperandeo and Zimmerman make a good case for written communication with the young people in your life and how to act on it. It's advice that literary-minded parents will take to heart.

— January Magazine

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